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Spectropop - Digest Number 1880

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There are 7 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

      1. Lou Christie / Reparata &  the Delrons with Kenny Young
           From: Mick Patrick 
      2. The Wonder Who
           From: Anthony Arena 
      3. The Goodies
           From: Bryan 
      4. My favorites songs today
           From: Anthony Arena 
      5. Re: where's Kooper?
           From: Joe Nelson 
      6. link sausages: Honey Ltd.; Miss Funkyflyy
           From: Phil X Milstein 
      7. Ana Belén photos & Spanpop
           From: Lex Marsh 

Message: 1 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 19:56:24 -0000 From: Mick Patrick Subject: Lou Christie / Reparata & the Delrons with Kenny Young Indeed, the guy in the picture with Reparata and the Delrons *is* songwriter Kenny Young. The gang were in London at the time to promote the single "Captain Of Your Ship", one of Young's songs. The other fella in the photo is Trevor Churchill, then of Bell Records, UK. These days he's one of the directors of Ace Records. In fact, it was Trevor who supplied the picture, which is currently on display at the S'pop members page: And talking of members on display (:-0), the more investigative among you might have already gawped at the latest addition to the photos section, a carefully posed shot of Sheila's current heartthrob, the incredibly talented, impressively flexible and furry bottomed Mr Lou Christie. It's worth a glance: Kenny Young interview: Reparata & the Delrons article: Lou Christie CDs review: Hey la, Mick Patrick -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 2 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 09:59:22 -0800 (PST) From: Anthony Arena Subject: The Wonder Who Bob Rashkow wrote: > I've been scouting for the 4 Seasons' 1968 version of "Will You > Love Me Tomorrow". Einar Einarsson Kvaran: > It's on Rhino's 4 Seasons anthology, along with a fascinating > version of Dylan's "Don't Think Twice," recorded as The Wonder > Who. Yes! 'The Wonder Who' for those who don't know, were also The 4 Seasons under another name. They also did and evenn a stranger version of On The Good Ship Lollipop, (yes, the old Shirley Temple song.) -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 3 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:28:21 -0000 From: Bryan Subject: The Goodies Does anyone know who the other two members of Shadow Morton's group the Goodies (aka the Bunnies) were? I know Maureen Ryling was the lead vocalist on "Sophisticated Boom Boom" (Blue Cat). Thanks in advance, Bryan -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 4 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:28:13 -0800 (PST) From: Anthony Arena Subject: My favorites songs today My favorite songs for 3/23/05 My favorite boy song is IT'S SUPERMAN - by Dino, Desi, And Billy. These Hollywood sons took a song from the flopped Broadway musical about Superman, and transformed it into rockin' roll camp worthy of a TV Batman episode. The great melodic tune is almost upstaged by the boys' hip, spoken-word, asides which are perfect on their own. "Look, It's The Byrds! No, It's some other group! Hey, super-baby! Whatchya up to? Hey you can't land here!" But what I like best, is the cobination of honking horns driving the tune against the nifty 60s organ chords in the background, and how that backs up the guys as they strain to hit some of the notes with their a boys cracking teenage voices. "Nobody knows how THIS (crack) can be. - A man as brave and GOOD (crack) as he. - Who is this man of mystery?...It's SoooopeeeermaAHaaan!" I think it's an authentic teen pop-punk record. My favorite girl song is EASY TO LOVE HARD TO GET - by The Chiffons. This one is almost a followup to their perfect He's So Fine, and the gals even throw in a "Doo Lang Doo Lang," for good measure. One of the reasons The Chiffons were so great was the warm inviting quality of Judy's voice and this just record oozes with it. The music has a 'lifting, swaying' quality, the way it rises and propels forward in a driving, yet smooth groove. Little percussive touches and a true- to-life lyric make this one a sparkling gem. "I recall what I said to myself, the very first day we met. It's just a matter of time, 'till I make him mine, then I found to my regret, he's easy to love ...but so hard to get." What a perfect rhyme! It shoulda been a huge hit. The echoed fade out on Judy's voice as the song ends almost seems to call out to you to follow her wherever she's going. A beautiful record. -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 5 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 14:05:47 -0500 From: Joe Nelson Subject: Re: where's Kooper? Jonathan asked: > And speaking of "missing," where's Kooper? Austin Roberts offered: > Al's on hiatus, working on a new project. Just got this in my e-mail, from Kooper himself: > JUNE 28TH - BLACK COFFEE - AL KOOPER (FavoredNations dist by SONY) > I have had to swear off S'pop cause I'm so busy and it's so > addicting. I miss it though Mark your calendars. Joe Nelson -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 6 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:27:02 -0800 From: Phil X Milstein Subject: link sausages: Honey Ltd.; Miss Funkyflyy A couple of hot links to hip you cats to: First is one we've already seen here, just recently in fact, but which I wanted to reiterate by way of gushing compliments. Jonathan Ward's Honey Ltd. article, freshly published at , is everything a bio of an obscure popgroup should be, bolstered especially by the inclusion of quotes from all four members (and such a joy it is to hear that they've all remained in close and loving contact through all these long years). I think it's safe to say that there's scarcely a Spectropoppish soul who wouldn't benefit from checkin' it out. One criticism, though, and it is a big one: not enough pictures! Secondly, in doing some research this week I stumbled across an excellent website documenting the soul-ier (for lack of a better term) end of the disco and funk scenes of the '70s and early '80s (and going both backwards and forwards from those signposts, as well). Attractively designed and thoughtfully presented, it's done by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic young Swedish woman who calls herself Miss Funkyflyy. The site features original and insightful interviews (and, on occasion, original photos) on the artists it covers, and, while the roster is narrow (and the site inactive), Miss Funkyflyy apparently prefers deeper stories to more of 'em. Of particular interest to the Spectropopulation is the exhaustive, revealing chat with Barbara Mason. Check it all out at Dig, --Phil M. -- Cover Art Gallery: lotsa new posts: -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
Message: 7 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 18:28:11 -0000 From: Lex Marsh Subject: Ana Belén photos & Spanpop Hi everybody. I've been enjoying reading the comments about the article I wrote on Spanish girl singers which is posted on the Cha Cha Charming site. Now that I'm registered on Spectropop I can respond to your comments & add to the discussion. I want to send my special appreciation to Julio Nińo for all the interesting inside info he's posted about Spanish ye-yé. I wish I'd had this source when I was researching my article! Particularly insightful were his comments about the humor in the lyrics of Spanish ye-yé. I'd always noticed a streak of surrealism & fantasy in some songs, along with sheer lyrical beauty, and many Spanish songs make me laugh - as much for the vocal delivery as for the lyrics per se. Unfortunately I'm still a student of the language & so I miss a lot of the humor that must be there. Also, I don't know if I'm imagining this, but there seems to be a lot of double entendre anti-Franco commentary in Spanish ye-yé. So many lyrics about enduring the present moment in the hopes of a fantastic, idealized future. Hearing the lyrics this way adds a dimension of sadness to the listening experience. And to Country Paul, who has a thing for Ana Belén 40 years ago, that photo that got you happens to be from October 1971. I have others I could send you that you might like. Funny how the one comment I hear the most about the article is how foxy the girls are! Lex Marsh -------------------[ archived by Spectropop ]-------------------
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